Johanna was introduced to yoga as a teenager and quickly fell in love with it. She deepened her commitment to yoga by completing a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training with PranaShanti in 2010. Since then, she has explored various yoga and meditation practices for personal growth, finding the mind-body connection to be a powerful tool for self-awareness.

While living in the Arctic and teaching yoga in Iqaluit, Johanna developed an interest in Trauma-Informed approaches, particularly Sensory-Enhanced Yoga for self-regulation and healing. Trained in Restorative, Hatha, Meditation, and Mindfulness practices, and she holds a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Ottawa. Johanna appreciates the adaptability of yoga, recognizing its ability to cater to different needs at various stages of life. Her diverse training has taught her the understanding that each person has unique needs in yoga; there is no one-size-fits-all approach.

For over a decade, Johanna has integrated yoga and meditation into her career as an occupational therapist and finance coordinator. She has diverse experience providing yoga- or mindfulness-related health services across Ontario and in Nunavut. Her experience ranges from yoga studios, gyms and schools – to residential mental health treatment facilities, community-based intervention programs, private practice, and online yoga classes with veterans. She has worked on body movement and self-awareness with children and adults.

Johanna’s therapeutic and teaching goals revolve around helping people connect with their body and breath and inspires them to engage in meaningful activities. She believes in the holistic integration of yoga, mindfulness, or meditation into everyday life, aiming to guide folks toward well-being and optimal daily functioning.

Johanna teaches with a gentle approach, fostering a safe and inclusive space, and offering modifications for all levels. Her classes reflect her fun, yet calm and grounding energy.